What makes a home green / Guides

Real estate

Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

...ased financial freedom. As long as you take the right steps to prepare and shop carefully, retiring to a new home can be a great decision. Learn more about Wh...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...a sacrifice you are making. A green home usually translates into financial savings and improved quality of life. And it all starts with a home of a reasonable s...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...at saves you money . An energy-efficient home is a more durable home, a durable home lasts longer, requires less maintenance and has a higher resale value. What...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...and multi-family towers have been a prevalent part of the urban landscape for decades. Not so long ago, the dream of a detached home began to disappear for many...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...A market study by AVID Ratings Canada for the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) surveyed 12,000 homebuyers across Canada to see what Canadians are look...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...ate pre-fabricated wall solutions because factory assembly can ensure a high quality and material conservation. Avoiding drywalling over planned window areas ...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...ans less land to excavate, less materials to manufacture and ship, less space to heat, less space to cool, less taxes to pay, less to clean. And they are always...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...al footprint of your home. Renovation tax credits and financial incentives: First speak with your bank and find out what funds you have available. Many bank...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...ahia Studio A living wall (also known as a green wall, plant wall or vertical garden) is not a cheap feature to add to a home, but it can have a positive fu...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...Additional info on home solar power generation: 10 questions to ask a solar panel installation contractor All about solar batteries for home power storage...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...home and in many cases the advantages can outweigh the disadvantages. We also have an air-to-water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater that borrows tha...

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